Saturday, August 8, 2015


We made it home. I read Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' South Moon Under out loud to Mr. Moon the whole way up and back and yes, I did that last time we went to Roseland and we didn't finish it that time and I started at the beginning again this time because that was last October and we'd forgotten most of it and I didn't finish it this time either but glory be, that woman could write and the way she writes about Florida and the people who lived here back in the olden days (as Owen says) just literally makes me tear up at some passages.
Shit, y'all. A powerful woman writer, a beautiful writer, a writer whose sense of place came overwhelmingly from struggle and experience and love. And she could write as knowingly about gator hunting or big cat tracking as she could about the human heart. Which is to say, twice as well as Ernest Hemingway.
If you've never read her, you really should.

So I realized that I left at least one thing in Roseland besides my heart and that was my MacBook charger. So. Until I get to town and buy a new one (and that one had electrical tape wrapped around it so...) this may well be my last post not written on the phone but I've been enjoying doing those too. 

Home is here and it is good. Hank kept the animals alive and Maurice seems glad that we are back. She actually let us both pet her and she did not bite us. 
Mr. Moon's already mowing the grass, I have laundry going and have unpacked almost everything except my clothes. When we move into that little cabana house, we move IN. Hell, I take two of my favorite knives with me, although you could live there quite easily and comfortably without taking anything more than your clothes. There's a Publix about a mile away for groceries and necessities and restaurants galore.  
The link to rent the place yourself can be found HERE.
I would go on and on about how wonderful it is and how wonderful the landlords are but I've already done that in a myriad of posts. 
You, too, can experience the beauty of it, the magic of it, the pure sheer real Florida glory of it. 
If you're planning a trip to Florida, I highly recommend it. The Atlantic ocean is just a few miles away and so is the Sebastian Inlet. 
Well, you know. 
Email me if you have any questions. 
mmererluna@aol dot com 
And don't make any jokes about me having an aol email. I've had it so long it's a "heritage" account. 

I guess that's all I need to say for now. My boys are coming over tomorrow for the day and it'll be sweet to see how much they've grown in a week because I know they have. I want their kisses badly. 

Yep. I'm home. 

Thank all of you who traveled with me and remember- if you want more Florida, read Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and/or go visit those guys down in Roseland. They have more than one rental in Roseland available. But the one I linked is the only one with the lion pool.

Big love from Lloyd...Ms. Moon


  1. Well, I doubt I will ever get to Florida but if I do my first stop will to stop and have a coffee with you.

  2. Sounds great. Maybe when the kids are grown or we are a bit richer. :-)

  3. A couple of posts ago, you referred to the magic at Roseland. I know that certain places do seem magical in and of themselves, but I believe in this case some of the magic is brought by you, too. You know how to appreciate the good things, and that is magic.

  4. I am saving that link. I swear, one of these days I will stay there.

    I know I've told you this but I love that book. I like Hemingway too but they're just so different.

  5. I have an EarthLink email account. That's how old mine is. I had email before anybody else I knew and it was a number assigned to me. Eventually I was able to change it to my name.

  6. I was hoping you would share the information. We may actually go there.


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